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Games for Your 24 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Winding Up: Play with toys that move. All curious babies love a jack in the box or a wind-up toy that makes repetitive movements. Helps baby develop visual skills. Break Out the Board Books: Baby loves the sound of your voice while you read and the colors and shapes in books. Mix it up by … Continued

Games for Your 20 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Body Massage: After a bath or during changing, gently massage baby from top of head to bottom of feet. Massages are good for all babies. Helps baby bond with you, use their sense of touch, and use their vision to focus on you. Noise Makers: Give baby toys that make noise. Baby is starting to … Continued

Games for Your 18 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

On and Off: Show baby how to turn things on and off including, lights, water faucets, etc. Repeat “On!” or “Off!” each time. Try this with a flashlight too. Baby will enjoy watching the light move around the room. Helps baby learn new words and sets the foundation for understanding cause and effect. Rock and … Continued

Games for Your 16 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Toy Challenge #1: Hold baby on your lap. Try to get them to reach for a toy. Help them switch the toy from one hand to the other. Helps baby work on hand-eye coordination. Texture Time: Let baby touch fabric with different textures such as wool and velvet. Use a different word to describe each … Continued

Games for Your 13 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Busy Fingers: Baby should be spending time looking at and playing with their fingers and hands. Putting hands or toys in their mouth is typical at this age. Be sure toys are age appropriate and big enough to not cause choking. Helps baby learn hand-eye coordination while exploring their surroundings. Sense of Touch: Baby’s sense of touch … Continued

Games for Your 11 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Face Feelings: Grab a stuffed animal and talk to it. Touch its face. Name each part (nose, ears) you touch. Let baby feel the stuffed animal’s face and yours. Name what they touch. Then help them touch their own ears, mouth, etc., while you name each part. Helps baby develop sense of touch. Play Peek-a-Boo: Lay … Continued

Games for Your 6 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Mirrors All Around: Take baby around the house. Share your reflection in each mirror. Point to your eyes, ask if they see them, then ask if they see their eyes, and point them out, “Here are your eyes!” Helps encourage baby to identify themselves and helps with emotional development. Lap Baby: Soothe baby on your lap. … Continued

Games for Your 5 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Get on Down: When baby is on tummy, get down on their level. Encourage eye contact. Place a mirror in front of baby, so they see themselves in a new way. Helps baby develop motor skills, prevents flat spots on head. Smiling Faces: Babies love faces. Go through pictures of family and friends or a magazine. … Continued

Games for Your 4 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Head Lifts: Baby should be starting to lift head a little bit when doing Tummy Time. Get baby to move by dangling a toy to look up at. Helps baby improve neck and head control. Keep a Diary: Track things like baby’s motor milestones, how often they eat, and how many ounces are eaten per day. This … Continued

Games for Your 2 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Evolving Mobile: Every couple of weeks add or change the toys hanging from an overhead mobile or play mat to grab baby’s attention. Wiggling the toys can also help baby look at the new toys. When baby is able to sit up, take down the mobile due to safety risks. Helps baby develop vision by … Continued

Games for Your 1 Week Old Baby | 0-3 Month Games

Tummy to Play: Always remember: back to sleep, tummy to play. Baby may not like being on their tummy at first because back and neck muscles are not very strong yet. Make Tummy Time part of baby’s daily routine starting with a few minutes at a time, a few times a day. Helps baby develop … Continued

Early Educator Guide to Tummy Time

What more Tummy Time info? This course is here to help! Perfect for all early childhood educators and caregivers who work with children under 6 months old.

Your Guide to Tummy Time

This Tummy Time course is your child development guide to helping baby hit milestones. Perfect for parents, grandparents, and all caregivers of children under 6 months old.

Baby on the Way

Trusted Resources and Helpful Answers for Expecting Parents So you’re expecting! Whether it’s your first or your fifth child, we have the information you need and the resources you can trust to get your little one on the right path.     Getting Ready for Baby     Parenting Essentials Learn more about important activities … Continued

Baby Development Info From Pathways.org

Check out these resources & more! Child Development Videos 0-3 Month Milestones Sign Up for Free Baby Games Keeping Grandparents and Grandchildren Close From a Distance Playing Outside to Help Development Tummy Time Stay in Touch

How Our Milestone Guide Helps Baby

See how this real mom uses Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide to encourage her baby daughter’s development. The Milestone Guide includes milestones for 0-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months, and 10-12 months. Plus, two games to help your baby meet each milestone. With additional tips about Tummy Time and more Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide … Continued

How to Play With Blocks at Every Stage

What’s a toy you can reuse over and over again? Blocks, of course! Your little one can play with blocks at any age and stage from 0-12 months. Find out how baby plays with blocks differently at each age and how you can help! From 0-12 months, baby plays with blocks differently. 0-3 Months: Baby … Continued

Sensory Activities (0-18 Months)

Look below to find games and activities you can play with your child to promote their sensory development. Activities are divided by age so it is easy to find games and activities that are age appropriate. Visit our Sensory Page for more information, ways to track your child’s progress, Sensory videos, and Sensory handouts or visit our Baby Games … Continued

Tracking Sensory Development

Examine the milestones listed below to track your child’s sensory development. Remember, if you have a concern talk with your healthcare provider and ask for an evaluation. < Back to Our Sensory Page 0-3 Months While lying on back, attempts to reach for a toy held above their chest While lying on back, visually tracks a moving … Continued

Free Tools to Maximize Child Development

Who is Pathways.org? We are a not-for-profit foundation providing FREE child development information to empower parents and health professionals. Our milestones are supported by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) findings. Our games are validated by pediatric physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Popular Resources Educational Videos Videos showing what milestones look like at specific ages Learn more … Continued

Parents’ Guide Video Series

New parents experience a lot of firsts with their baby! It can be overwhelming at times… Not to worry; Pathways.org is here to help! We try to make all this information a little easier to find and understand. Our Parents’ Guide video series is designed specifically for busy parents, so each video is about a … Continued

0 to 3 Month Baby – Motor Milestones to Look For

The 0-3 month motor milestones video shows parents and caregivers 5 examples of motor milestones baby should reach by 3 months old. Each video clip shows how baby should be moving and what parents and caregivers should watch for. Early motor delays can be detected by 3 months of age and the motor milestones video … Continued

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions We know that parents and caregivers can often have a lot of questions about their child’s development. Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). Every question is clickable and will take you to a page with more detail. If you have a FAQ or concern not on this list, please … Continued

How to Play with Your Newborn

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to play with baby or what activities even count as play. Many parents and caregivers feel this way! The good news is there are lots of easy activities to do with your baby. In fact, you may have even done some already without even knowing it! Do Tummy Time … Continued

New Year, Same Cute Baby! 5 Ways To Help Baby Learn and Grow This Year

The new year encourages people to look towards the future. The school year is already half over and it’s not too early for parents to start thinking about summer camps, family vacations, and preparing their child to succeed in the year ahead. At Pathways.org we have many tools to help you learn more about child … Continued